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5 Action Steps for Helping Someone in Emotional Pain
5 Action Steps for Helping Someone in Emotional Pain

Infographic presents five steps for helping someone in emotional pain in order to prevent suicide. Steps include: Ask, Keep Them Safe, Be There, Help Them Connect, and Stay Connected.

En español

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults: What You Need to Know
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults: What You Need to Know

Information about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults including symptoms, how it’s diagnosed, causes, treatments, and how to find help.

En español

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Teens: What You Need to Know
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Teens: What You Need to Know

This brochure provides information about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and teens including symptoms, how it is diagnosed, causes, treatment options, and helpful resources.

En español

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Autism Spectrum Disorder

This brochure presents information about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) including signs and symptoms, causes and risk factors, diagnosis in young children, older children, teens, and adults, and treatments.

En español

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Bipolar Disorder

This brochure presents information on bipolar disorder including symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment options, and resources to find help for yourself or others.

En español

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Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens

Information about bipolar disorder in children and teens including causes, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options, and how to help a child or teen who has bipolar disorder.

En español

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Bipolar Disorder in Teens and Young Adults: Know the Signs

This infographic presents common signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder in teens and young adults.

En español

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Borderline Personality Disorder

Information on borderline personality disorder, including signs and symptoms, causes, diagnosis, co-occurring illnesses, treatment options, and resources to find help for yourself or others.

En español

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Children and Mental Health: Is This Just a Stage?

This fact sheet presents information on children’s mental health including assessing your child’s behavior, when to seek help, first steps for parents, treatment options, and factors to consider when choosing a mental health professional. It also provides guidance on how to work with your child’s school, a list of resources, and information about clinical trials.

En español

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Clinical Research Trials and You: Questions and Answers

This fact sheet discusses what a clinical trial is, who should volunteer, why people might take part in a clinical trial, potential risks and benefits of participation, safety and ethical guidelines, and what people might experience during a clinical trial.

En español

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Depression

This brochure provides information about depression including the different types of depression, signs and symptoms, how it is diagnosed, treatment options, and how to find help for yourself or a loved one.

En español

Depression in Women
Depression in Women: 4 Things to Know

This fact sheet provides information about depression in women including signs and symptoms, types of depression unique to women, treatment options, and how to find help.

En español

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Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder: The Basics

This fact sheet provides information about disruptive mood dysregulation disorder including a description of the condition, signs and symptoms, how it is diagnosed, treatment options, and tips for parents and caregivers.

En español

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Eating Disorders: About More Than Food

This brochure provides information about eating disorders including who is at risk, common types of eating disorders and the symptoms of each, treatment options, and resources to find help for yourself or someone else.

En español

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Frequently Asked Questions About Suicide

This brochure provides information about suicide including risk factors, symptoms and warning signs, treatment options and therapies, how to find help for yourself or others, and research about suicide and suicide prevention.

En español

Generalized Anxiety Disorder: When Worry Gets Out of Control
Generalized Anxiety Disorder: When Worry Gets Out of Control

Information about generalized anxiety disorder including common signs and symptoms, treatment options, and how to find help.

En español

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Get Excited About Mental Health Research!

This printable coloring and activity book for children ages 8-12 provides information about types of mental health research, how this research is conducted, and paths to becoming a mental health researcher.

Get Excited About The Brain! A Coloring and Activity Book for Kids Ages 8-12
Get Excited About the Brain!

This science education activity book intended for children ages 8-12 years old helps kids learn facts about the brain through games and puzzles about brain science and research. This activity book can be downloaded and printed.

En español

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Helping Children and Adolescents Cope With Traumatic Events

This fact sheet presents information on how children and adolescents respond to traumatic events, and what family, friends, and trusted adults can do to help.

En español

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I’m So Stressed Out! Fact Sheet

This fact sheet is intended for teens and young adults and presents information about stress, anxiety, and ways to cope when feeling overwhelmed.

En español

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I’m So Stressed Out! Infographic

This infographic briefly presents information about stress, anxiety, and ways to cope when feeling overwhelmed. It was developed for use on social media to highlight the “I’m So Stressed Out” fact sheet.

En español

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Let’s Talk About Eating Disorders

This infographic presents facts that can help shape conversations around eating disorders.

En español

Looking at My Genes fact sheet
Looking at My Genes: What Can They Tell Me About My Mental Health?

This fact sheet provides information on how you can look at your family health history and your genes to determine your personal risk of developing a mental disorder. It describes the difference between clinical genetic testing and direct-to-consumer genetic reports as well as how research on genetics is contributing to the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders.

En español

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My Mental Health: Do I Need Help?

This fact sheet presents information about how to assess your mental health and determine if you need help. It provides examples of mild and severe symptoms, as well as self-care activities and options for professional help.

En español

National Institute of Mental Health. Celebrating 75 years transforming the understanding and treatment of a mental illness.
National Institute of Mental Health: Celebrating 75 Years

This booklet provides an overview of NIMH’s 75-year history, charting a timeline of key events and major research programs and public health initiatives.

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NIMH Strategic Framework for Addressing Youth Mental Health Disparities

This Framework summarizes NIMH’s plan for guiding research to address and reduce mental health disparities among underserved and underrepresented youth by 2031.

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: When Unwanted Thoughts or Repetitive Behaviors Take Over

This brochure provides information on obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) including signs and symptoms, causes, and treatment options such as psychotherapy and medication.

En español

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PANDAS—Questions and Answers

Information about the causes, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS).

En español

Panic Disorder: When Fear Overwhelms
Panic Disorder: When Fear Overwhelms

Information about panic disorder, including common signs and symptoms, treatment options, and how to find help.

En español

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Perinatal Depression

This brochure provides information about perinatal depression including signs and symptoms, treatment options, and how you or a loved one can get help.

En español

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

This brochure provides information about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) including what it is, who develops PTSD, symptoms, treatment options, and how to find help for yourself or someone else who may have PTSD.

En español

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Schizophrenia

This brochure provides information about schizophrenia including symptoms, causes, treatment options, and how to find help for yourself or a loved one.

En español

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Seasonal Affective Disorder

This fact sheet provides information about seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression. It includes a description of SAD, signs and symptoms, how SAD is diagnosed, causes, and treatment options.

En español

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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): More Than the Winter Blues

This infographic provides information about how to recognize the symptoms of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and what to do to get help.

En español

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Social Anxiety Disorder: More Than Just Shyness

Information about social anxiety disorder, including common signs and symptoms, treatment options, and how to find help.

En español

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Stand Up to Stress!

This free, printable coloring and activity book for children ages 8-12 teaches kids about stress and anxiety and offers tips for coping in a healthy way.

En español

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Stress Catcher

The Stress Catcher is a printable, “fortune teller” craft for children that offers coping strategies to help manage stress and other difficult emotions. Instructions on how to create and use the Stress Catcher are provided.

En español

Teen Depression
Teen Depression: More Than Just Moodiness

This fact sheet is intended for teens and young adults and presents information about how to recognize the symptoms of depression and how to get help.

En español

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The NIMH Strategic Plan for Research: An Overview

This fact sheet provides an overview of the NIMH Strategic Plan for Research including the Institute’s vision and mission, research goals, and cross-cutting research themes.

En español

The Teen Brain: 7 Things to Know
The Teen Brain: 7 Things to Know

Learn about how the teen brain grows, matures, and adapts to the world.

En español

Tips for Talking With a Health Care Provider About Your Mental Health
Tips for Talking With a Health Care Provider About Your Mental Health

This fact sheet provides five tips to help prepare and guide you on how to talk to a health care provider about your mental health and get the most out of your visit.

En español

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Understanding Psychosis

This fact sheet presents information on psychosis including causes, signs and symptoms, treatment, and resources for help.

En español

Understanding the Link Between Chronic Disease and Depression
Understanding the Link Between Chronic Disease and Depression

This fact sheet provides information about the link between depression and chronic disease. It describes what a chronic disease is, symptoms of depression, and treatment options, and presents resources to find help for yourself or someone else.

En español

Signs that someone is thinking about suicide: 1) Talking about wanting to die, feeling great guilt or shame, being a burden to others. 2) Feeling empty, hopeless, trapped, or having no reason to live; extremely sad, more anxious, agitated, or full of rage; unbearable emotional or physical pain. 3) Changing behavior, such as making a plan or researching ways to die,ithdrawing from friends, saying good bye, giving away important items, or making a will;  taking dangerous risks such as driving extr
Warning Signs of Suicide

This infographic presents behaviors and feelings that may be warning signs that someone is thinking about suicide.

En español

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What Is Telemental Health?

This fact sheet provides information about telemental health services including potential benefits and drawbacks of this kind of care, and factors to consider when looking for a provider.

En español